The Mountmellick Sugar factory

Laois Heritage Society, The Balcony Theatre, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
August 20th, 2020 - August 20th, 2020
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This was the first attempt in Ireland to replace imported sugar cane by locally produced sugar beet in the middle of the 19th century. The Mountmellick venture, which was backed by some well-known personalities, flourished for a while but then failed. Sugar beet processing was revived as a major industry in this country in the 1920s.

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